My heart goes out to everyone in the path of Hurricane Sandy – for the loss and for the physical, mental and emotional toll of the tedious clean up, recovery and re-building process ahead. 
The outpouring of support  has been inspiring – assistance in the form of  hours, goods, services and dollars – $2 million from The Walt Disney Company, $1.5 million from Walmart, and $1 million each from Lowes, Time Warner, Toyota, Viacom, and Wells Fargo.
Those of us without such resources may wonder if our help would make a difference. 
Some may wonder the same about their vote.
That’s why I broke my no-re-run-within-a-year rule and declared this as the Leadership Quote of the Week.

Anyone who feels too small to make a difference has never spend the night in a tent with a mosquito.
While we sometimes feel too small to make a difference,  each of us makes a difference every single day.
One that, instead of blood, may very well suck the morale and productivity out of those around us. 
Or one that can make a positive difference.
Whether it’s a $10 contribution, a pint of blood, an hour of volunteer time or note of encouragement,
it will make a difference.
As will each and every vote.
I invite you to post this week’s quote and/or share it at a staff meeting to remind people of the power they have to make a difference today, tomorrow and beyond.
If you or they need ideas, here are a few.
Today: Join in with ABC’s Day of Giving.
Tomorrow:  VOTE
Today, Tomorrow & Beyond:
  • See list How to Help ( through donations and volunteering) at bottom of this page.
  • If you live or are working in an affected area, I hope that one or more of the quotes in this special collection will provide reassurance, direction and strength to you and those in your lead.  Here is a link to:  Quotes for Tough Times.  Feel free to share with others.
  • And no matter who wins the election…wouldn’t it be nice to go out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing?

Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing & rightdoing there is a field. I'll meet you there.

Out in that field, it seems like we would more likely find ways to work together in our businesses.  In our neighborhoods.  In our cities and towns.In our states.  With other countries.

Let’s meet there.  Each time we do, we will make a difference to someone, somewhere, somehow.

Related Article:  Still Hit But Grateful: NC Picks Up from Hurricane Sandy


How to Help

See list below. 
If you know of any local or state events or organizations raising money to directly benefit hurrican victims in North Carolina, please let me know.
One way to stay up to date is with Twitter hashtags #sandyvolunteer and #sandyaid.

Cash Donations:

Food & supplies

Volunteer – Get info/sign up online at: